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Doing one thing a day will keep the failure away

If you’ve been reading for a while, you should know how much I believe focus to be a key element for success. And it’s easy to understand why if you …

Time Management

The Best Pens for Your EDC

In an era where communication is done through email, novels are written in word processors and bright ideas are dictated on your cell phone, you’d …

The Kaweco BRASS Sport Fountain Pen Review — Tools and Toys

There was a time when I believed a single fountain pen was enough to keep me happy. I figured one pen would happily satisfy my pretentious writing …

Nova Minimal Fountain Pen

Precision machined from a solid piece of titanium or aluminium, the Nova is a fountain pen with a sleek, futuristic design. Coupled with a large, …

Masters Class: Buying Your First Fountain Pen Over $100

Crossing the $100 threshold is a big step. Not only is it a lot of money, but many people question whether there's any real difference between a $20 …

Customer Service

Direct Line: Marc Newson and the Montblanc M

What we carry everyday inspires devotion. That’s why people obsess over watches and bags, and know their phones’ width and weight and texture without …

Mont Blanc

Q&A: Top 5 Fountain Pens for Beginners

From time to time I'll receive an e-mail from someone looking to break into this hobby asking what pen they should purchase as their "first fountain …

Review: Pilot Murex

Blue Inks for the Office

Montblanc Blue Hour Ink Review

<i>Twilight at Caprock Canyons, Texas</i>(<i>Susan M. Pigott is a fountain pen collector, pen and paperholic, photographer, and professor. You can find more</i> …

Mont Blanc

Platinum Balance Review

Hobonichi Planner Review

(<i>Susan M. Pigott is a fountain pen collector, pen and paperholic, photographer, and professor. You can find more from Susan on her blog …

Calendars

Preview: Karas Kustoms Fountain K

Karas Kustoms has recently been peppering the internet with sneak peeks of their upcoming Kickstarter pen release: The Fountain K. I was lucky enough …

A Pen Geek's Pen: The Conid Bulkfiller Minimalistica

Guide to Fountain Pen Nibs: Troubleshooting Tips and Tricks

Many fountain pen issues can be solved with a good cleaning, but some will require a slightly more advanced solution. If your fountain pen is …

My Tier One Pens

Sailor Professional Gear Transparent Orange Review

Being the fan of Japanese pens that I am it’s no surprise how much I enjoy the Sailor brand of pens. I’ve owned or tested most of their main line …

Inked

TWSBI Eco Hands On / First Impressions

<b>Notes:</b>• Black and clear demonstrator<br>• Broad Steel Nib<br>• Iroshizuku Asa Gao<br>• Weight: a comfy 21g<br>• Posted: way too long<br>• Unposted: very comfy<br>• Pick one up here! …

The Arts

The Kaweco Liliput Fountain Pen — Tools and Toys

When I went looking for my second fountain pen, I knew it had to be something portable.<p>I’d previously bought a Lamy Safari and had fallen in love …

Fountain Pens